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Spontaneous strike, protests, clashes in Valley, dozens injured
Sabzar, aide killed in Tral encounter; civilian in forces’ firing
Yasin among thousands participate in funeral
SRINAGAR, May 27: Security forces killed a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat along with his associate Faizan Muzaffar in an encounter at Tral today. Sabzar was the successor of former Hizb commander Burhan Wani, whose killing on July 8 last year had led to civilian unrest in Kashmir. During the Tral encounter today, security forces opened fire on protestors killing a civilian, Molvi Aqib and injuring several others. The killing ...
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Strict curfew to be imposed in Srinagar today: DC
Decision taken as precautionary measure
SRINAGAR, May 27: Following the killings of militants in Tral, the district administration Srinagar today decided to impose strict curfew in parts of Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of eight police stations from Sunday. Deputy commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone said, “The strict curfew will be imposed in the parts of Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of eight Police Stations including Kralkhud, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safa ...
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25 cops injured in stone pelting: Police
SRINAGAR, May 27: Police today said that 25 police and security personnel were injured in stone pelting incidents in Valley today. Giving details a police spokesman said, “Today afternoon, stone pelting incidents were reported from about two dozen places from different areas of the Kashmir valley. The ‘gatherings’ pelted stones on police establishments and forces camps. They also pelted stones on the moving vehicles on the busy roads and in the...
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Div Com to DCs
Make transport arrangements for CET candidates
SRINAGAR, May 27: Divisional commissioner Kashmir has directed all deputy commissioners of Kashmir valley to arrange transport facility for the candidates appearing in Common Entrance Test (CET) and MBBS Course 2017 (AIIMS) tomorrow. In an order issued today, the divisional commissioner said that to conduct the examination hassle free and to facilitate the examination staff and candidates to appear in the examination scheduled to be held on May...
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Separatists call for strike on May 28, 29
SRINAGAR, May 27: The joint separatist leadership today called for complete shutdown on May 28 and 29 against the killings of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad, his associates and “six youth slain in Rampur sector.” Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik while paying tributes to slain youth, blamed Indian authorities for the prevailing appalling situation in Jammu and Kashmir and said that their rigid and unrealis...
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Mobile internet services, trains suspended in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, May 27: Mobile internet services were suspended in Kashmir Valley today as a precautionary measure in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in an encounter with security forces in Tral. Mobile internet services have been snapped across the Valley since the afternoon, officials said. However, BSNL broadband service was functioning normally, they said. The officials said that the services were suspended ...
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Tension on LoC
Army ready for any eventuality: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, May 27(Agencies): Issuing a stern warning to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said the country will have to pay a price for what it had done, and the army was prepared for any eventuality. “The army is fully prepared, but all details can’t be made public,” Jaitley said in an exclusive interview to Doordarshan on three years of the NDA government to be telecast tonight. His remarks come amidst the continuing tension on t...
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J&K offers massive rebate to boost tourism
KOLKATA, May 27 (Agencies): The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced massive rebates to boost tourist arrivals to the valley. “Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) will provide 50 per cent rebate on lodging and transport charges or even on total packages in some cases to the tourists visiting the valley,” deputy director of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism, Ghulam Jeelani Zagar said here today. Private tourism players were ...
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Sabzar killing
Extra-judicial killing, says Pak, seeks UN intervention
ISLAMABAD, May 27 (Agencies): Pakistan condemned the killing of top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and other militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, and called upon the international community, including the UN and human rights organisations, to intervene in the matter. A report by IANS?said Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Minister's adviser on foreign affairs, accused India of carrying out “extra-judicial killings” and said the country killed ...
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Major infiltration bid foiled
6 militants killed in Uri operation: Army
SRINAGAR, May 27: Army today said that it foiled a major infiltration bid and killed six militants in Rampur sector near Line of Control in Uri area of north Kashmir. Army officials said troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Rampur sector in the early hours. The group of militants who were armed with automatic weapons were passing through the area. The troopers challenged them, the militants fired upon the forces ensuring the enc...
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Mehbooba felicitates people on the beginning of Ramazan
Let us seek Allah’s blessings, forgiveness; remember the helpless, destitute
SRINAGAR, May 27: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people of the state on the beginning of holy month of Ramazan. In her message, the chief minister hoped the holy month marks the beginning of an era free from difficulties, uncertainty, bloodshed and acrimony. “I pray that this holy month brings along all the divine blessings for our state and its people”, the chief minister prayed in her message. Mehbooba Mufti appealed people to...
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Minor reshuffle in judiciary
JAMMU, May 27 (JNF): Umesh Sharma, Munsiff/Additional special Mobile Magistrate, Shopian has been transferred and posted as Munsiff, Leave Reserve, High Court wing, Srinagar against an available vacancy. According to an official release, the transfer has been effected in the interest of administration and his services shall be utilized for assisting CPC,E-Courts High Court of J&K. “In the interest of administration, Jahangir Ahmad Bakshi, Muns...
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PSC postpones Civil Services judicial exam
SRINAGAR, May 27: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission has postponed the written test for Compulsory Paper-III of J&K Civil Service (Judicial) Competitive Examination-2017 which was scheduled to be held tomorrow i.e., May 28, 2017. According to a statement issued by the Secretary J&KPSC, the new date for the examination shall be notified separately. He said the examination centre set up in the Gandhi Memorial College, Shamaswari, Sr...
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Rs 15 lakh looted from ATM
SRINAGAR, May 27: Burglars looted Rs 15 lakh from an ATM in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Saturday. The burglars looted the money from a J&K Bank ATM in Unisoo village in Langate area late Friday night. “An FIR has been lodged and investigations are on,” a police official said. Fearing robbery attempts by gunmen, the authorities of J&K Bank have been carrying on cashless operations of some of its branches in south Kash...
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Cartoon Corner
Govt orders reshuffle in administration
JAMMU, May 25: The state government today ordered transfers and postings of IAS, KAS Officers in the State administration. As per the GAD Order No. 663-GAD of 2017, Dated 25-05-2017, Owais Ahmed IAS(JK:2014) Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Bhaderwah, has been transferred and posted as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Karnah-Tangdhar available vacancy. Imam Din, KAS, Joint Director Education, Doda has been transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commi...
> 2 under Secys transferred
> Drive against traffic violators launched in Rajouri
> State witnessing golden period of development activities: Speaker
> Demands 4-laning of Jammu-Poonch highway, work on Budhal-Shopian road
> Model development projects to be taken up in Rajouri : Dr Shahid
CEO injured in stone pelting
SRINAGAR, May 27 : Chief education officer (CEO) Anantnag Ghulam Rasool Shah was injured when his vehicle came under stone pelting at Bijbehara today. Reports said he was removed to Bijbehara hospital for treatment. The clashes occurred in Bijbehhara between protestors and security forces after the killing of Hizb commander Sabzar Ahmad Wani in Tral encounter....
> 2 boys cross LoC inadvertently taken in custody by army
> IGP Kashmir seeks cooperation in fight against unlawful activities
> Work on Srinagar-Shopian-Qazigund, Kargil-Zanaskar highway projects to start soon: Naeem
> Veeri inspects status of custodian properties
> Tranquil, conducive atmosphere imperative for academic excellence: Altaf Bukhari
Air India's revival
The recent announcements of the NDA-government that it plans to spend more public money for revival of the Air India, which has been making losses consecutively for the past many years, does not appear to be realistic. This is because of the fact that the reputation of India's national carrier has been at stake due to continued loss making operations and lack of efficiency due to political interference and shortsightedness of the bureaucrats, wh...
> Hot borders and video wars
> Impunity with honours
> GM mustard's logic
> In the name of holy cow!
> Hurriyat sting Op
Two Bombs
By Gwynne Dyer
There were two bombs on Monday. The one in Britain killed at least 22 people and injured 120 as they came out of a concert at Manchester Arena. It was carried out by a suicide bomber named Salman Abedi and claimed by ISIS. The other was in Thailand, and injured 22 people at a military-linked hospital in Bangkok; nobody has claimed responsibility yet. But what happened afterwards was very different. In Manchester they just kept calm and carried ...
> The cat and the bedpost..!
> Small Farmers' Plight - By Moin Qazi
> The food trolley club..! - By Robert Clements
> Manchester Attacks: What price Hypocrisy? - By John Wight
> Teach your children well..! - By Robert Clements
New Silk Road
By Dr.S.Saraswathi
China is trying to assume leadership of globalization by taking big initiatives involving many countries in different continents on huge never heard of expenditure. Whereby, Chinese President Xi Jinxing has emerged as the champion of global free trade in his keynote address at the first Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation held in Beijing recently. The Forum was attended by 29 leaders and over 100 delegations worldwide where ...
> We must succeed in prohibiting nuclear weapons - By Sergio Duarte
> Modi's growth strategy bypasses the poor - By Kamal Nayan Kabra
> Indian national carrier heading for closure - By Brij Bhardwaj
> After three years, Modi's plate is half-full - By Amulya Ganguli
> Arvind Kejriwal has to focus on governance - By Harihar Swarup
Amend constitution for providing nomination to Parsis in LS
Dear Editor, Articles 331 and 333 of Indian constitution provide two nominations in Lok Sabha for Anglo-Indian community which was about 8 lakh strong at time of independence of India. But now with majority of Anglo-Indian community having migrated to other commonwealth-nations, their number has gone down to just one lakh which is much-much less than normal population in each of the Lok Sabha constituency. Parsi community known to have world’s ...
> Roger Moore
> GST on postal-services should be waived
> Manchester bomb blast
> Self-confession of AIMPLB
> Digging of roads cause inconvenience
PM to embark on 4-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia, France
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France beginning tomorrow is aimed at boosting India's economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment. In the first leg of his six-day trip, he will visit Germany, where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel under the framework of India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC). He will al...
> HRD ministry won't intervene in CBSE Moderation Policy Row: Prakash
> IAF's Sukhoi-30 Jet Crash: Black Box recovered
> Samajwadi Party to stage state-wide protest against BJP
> Uttarakhand to be open defecation free by May 31
> Pro-ISIS slogans graffiti allegedly seen in Delhi University; complaint filed
Petition filed in Pak's SC seeking 'immediate execution' of Kulbhushan
LAHORE, May 28 (Agencies): A petition has been filed in Pakistan's Supreme Court seeking 'immediate execution' of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav if he failed to get his capital punishment overturned. The petition was moved by former senate chairman Advocate Farooq Naek on behalf of Muzamil Ali on Saturday, seeking a declaration that the order from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to stay the execution of Jadhav has no binding effe...
> Dalai Lama cannot change rituals to appoint successor: China
> Ex-ISI official admits Jadhav captured from Iran
> India considering punitive actions against Pak: US official
> PM's bold decisions in last 3 years to transform perception of India on global platform: USIBC
> Pakistani parliamentary panel unhappy with govt's response over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case
Violating court ruling, Custodian Dept “handing over” 30 kanals of land to Sports Council
SRINAGAR, May 26: In violation of High Court directions, the Custodian Department in Kashmir has “handed over” kanals of land in Srinagar to the Sports Council for building a stadium, incurring crores of losses to the department’s revenue generation. Sources in the department told that more than 30 kanals of Custodian land in Ishber Nishat in Srinagar have been “handed over” to the Sports Council in violations of the High Court directions passe...
> Satwari, Miran Sahib zone lift Inter Zone U-14, 17yrs titles
> Jammu Distt Korfball Championship begins
> AMS Stars beats Bara-Sayed Loins in finals
> Sheena King’s XI Budgam lifts Captain Saurabh Kalia Cup
> CUK’s deptt of Tourism wins cricket tourney
SRO preps for maiden launch of heaviest rocket that could take Indians into space 'if all goes well'
NEW DELHHI, May 28 (Agencies): As the month of June inches closer, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for the maiden launch of India's heaviest rocket into space in the first week. Touted to be as heavy as 200 fully-grown Asian elephants, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mark-III) could well be the vehicle to take Indians into space. The heaviest rocket ever made by India, the GSLV Mark III is...
> DGCA to get powers to impose penalties for violations by airlines, pilots, crew members
> Sale of cows, buffaloes for slaughter through animal markets banned
> Shashi Tharoor files defamation suit against republic TV's Arnab Goswami
> I-T unearths 400 benami deals, attaches Rs 600-crore properties
> Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti under I-T scanner over alleged money laundering
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